Community Highlights

Inclusion, Equity & Diversity


Honors for Our Commitment to Inclusion and Diversity

Commitment to the LGBTQ+ Community

In 2021 and 2022, Giant Eagle has earned the designation of being a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality” in the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, a national benchmark for policies and procedures that affect LGBTQ+ Team Members.

The CEI measures corporate policies and practices concerning Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Team Members.

We’re proud to be recognized as a company that goes above and beyond to foster a work environment in which everybody can feel safe, comfortable and welcome. However, the true recognition belongs to the Team Members at every level of the organization for their day-to-day commitment to equality.


Honors for Our Efforts to Serve Team Members Who are Differently Abled

While our commitment to hiring and training Team Members who are differently abled in meaningful roles has earned us some local, regional and national recognition, we don’t seek such attention. We do this simply because it’s the right thing to do. Still, we are proud of the praise we’ve received.

2022 CEI Best Places to Work

2022 DEI Best Places to Work
Disability:IN, the leading resource for disability inclusion and equality in business, has nationally recognized Giant Eagle as a 2022 Best Place to Work for People with Disabilities. Our score of 100 on the Disability Equality Index reflects our commitment to being a company where Team Members who are differently abled belong and can thrive. We are honored to receive this recognition and excited to strengthen our commitment each and every day.

2019 Employer of the Year from the National Down Syndrome Congress
for our dedication to employing individuals who are differently abled.

2018 Employer of the Year Award from Ohio Rehabilitation Association (ORA)
which recognizes employers who have intensely hired and successfully incorporated employees with disabilities into the workforce.

2018 Employer Partner of Inclusion Platinum Award from Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
for our commitment to providing employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

2018 Business of the Year Award from The Arc of Ohio
which recognizes employers that have exhibited strong community leadership by improving community-based employment opportunities for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

2018 Employer of the Year by Vocational Guidance Services
for doing “an outstanding job of creating opportunities for individuals who are disabled and/or disadvantaged” in the Cleveland, Ohio area.

2017 Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities “Employment First Award”
for its commitment to valuing the contributions of people with developmental disabilities in the workplace through its career transition liaison project.

2017 Greenleaf Employer of the Year
in recognition the partnership of the Blacklick Giant Eagle, Grandview Yard Market District and Heath Giant Eagle locations with Greenleaf and willingness to employ and work with people who are differently abled.

2016 BEST IN BUSINESS AWARD from Ruderman Family Foundation
for Giant Eagle’s exemplary practices in hiring, training and supporting people with disabilities

2016 Catalyst Award for Best Regional Employer from Arc of the United States
for supporting the inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in their communities, working to assure the human rights of people with disabilities are attained and promoting best practices in support and services for people with disabilities

2016 Young Adult Employer Champion from the National Fund for Workforce Solutions
for the Career Transition Liaison project that assists individuals with job training and support

2016 Champion of Workplace Inclusion Award by the Parent Education and Advocacy Leadership (PEAL) Center
for training and supporting youth and adults with disabilities to lead active professional lives and participate as full members of their schools and communities


Giant Eagle Women in Business Awards

Giant Eagle is proud to support our female Team Members that continue to be recognized both regionally and nationally for their impact not only in the grocery retail business, but also in the communities where they live and serve.

  • 50 female Team Members selected by Progressive Grocer as Top Women in Grocery since 2012
  • Six women selected for Convenience Store News’ Top Women in Convenience since 2014
  • Multiple winners for Pennsylvania Diversity Council’s Most Powerful and Influential Woman and Griffin Publishing Company’s Women of Influence in the Food Industry
  • The Giant Eagle Women’s Business Resource Group (WBRG) was also honored for the second year in a row with the United Way of Allegheny County’s Fred Rogers Good Neighbor Award. This award recognizes organizations and companies that uphold Fred Rogers’ philosophy of changing lives through acts of kindness and volunteerism. The WBRG’s volunteer efforts have helped United Way achieve their goals to assist vulnerable or struggling neighbors in our community.